Instructional Technology Tools   

Chemical Structures PowerPoint Excel   Other Freeware

Just Getting Started

Instructional Technology as a Learning Tool to Enrich the Classroom:  An Interactive, Dynamic, and Low Budget Approach

    Drag-and-drop Diagram                 Interactive Eye Color Graph

Tools for Chemical Structures (including the freeware)

Empowering Student Learning with Molecular Visualization Tools in Discovery-based General Chemistry

Interactive Visualization of Chemical Structures in Biology, Chemistry, and Geology

Molecular Visualization in Biology, Chemistry, and Geology Using Chime

Student Guide to the Use of Chime Creating Chime Web Pages in FrontPage

Quick Guide to RasMol Stepping through RasMol (3Mb)

ChemSketch

ChemSketch: A Guide to Drawing Chemical Structures

Website that will convert a pdb file to an animated gif (rotates structure)

PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2007 Quick Guide

Engaging Learners with PowerPoint

Producing a Dynamic Presentation Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2002

Discovering It Come Alive:  Animations, Cartoons, and Video Clips 

Embedding Chime Structures in PowerPoint (need LiveWeb installed to view)

Excel

Excel 2007 Quick Guide

Using Excel for Handling, Graphing, and Analyzing Scientific Data

Excelets:  Excel's Excellent Adventure from TechLearning Educator's eZine

Developer's Guide to Excelets: Dynamic and Interactive Visualization with "Javaless" Applets or Interactive Excel Spreadsheets  (includes more interactive spreadsheets)

An Interactive Higher-Order Thinking Tool from TechLearning Educator's Outlook

Exploring the Goodness of Fit in Linear Models from Journal of Online Mathematics and its Application

Investigating Types of Errors from Spreadsheets in Education

Interactive Excel spreadsheets

Beer's Law Simulator    Activity for Beer's Law Simulator

Behavior of a Quadratic Equation and Root Finder    Eye Color Survey

Bond Energy Calculator    Velocity Distribution for Gases

Functioning in the Real World (behavior of various mathematical functions)

Other good freeware  

ZoomIt - a screen zoom and annotation tool, plus now it screen captures (For a guide to ZoomIt - click here) (Will run off a jump/flash drive!) - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897434.aspx  (It just keeps getting better!!!)

LiveWeb - an add-in for PowerPoint that allows you to embed webpages in PowerPoint slides (note versions for 97-2003 and 2007) - http://skp.mvps.org/liveweb.htm

Screen Capture from JABE Educational Software - http://www.jabe.com click on freestuff/worksheets (Will run off a jump/flash drive!)

CamStudio - for screen capture videos - http://camstudio.org (Recommend SnagIt from TechSmith for $40)

Microsoft GIF animator - for drag and drop to make an animated gif from a PowerPoint cartoon saved as gifs or convert an avi (movie) file - http://ms-gif-animator.en.softonic.com/

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7/2009